East Germany: They Have Given Up Hope

"Never have I seen people who feel so alone, lost and abandoned. They have given up hope." So reported a West German traveler after a visit to relatives in the East German city of Dresden, summing up the growing misery on the far side of the Wall.

Different Shops. One reason for despair is the cold war's "lessening of tensions," which inadvertently bolsters the hated regime of Soviet Puppet Walter Ulbricht. East German citizens oppose the U.S. wheat sale to the Russians because the West did not try to extract political concessions from the Reds in exchange. Talk in Bonn...

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